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12 Must-Have Patterned Flowers

Stripes, speckles and pinwheels, oh my! Patterned flowers are the life of the party in modern container recipes. They instantly transform a container from humdrum to absolutely fabulous. Check out our most popular patterned Superbells®, Supertunia® and Superbena® flowers and learn how to grow them successfully.

Contributors: Susan Martin

When you head to the garden center this year, you’ll find more patterned flowers than ever before. All those stripes, speckles and pinwheels are dazzling! They’re the life of the party when it comes to container recipes, so start here and make them your key ingredient.

We’ll show you some of our most popular patterned Superbells, Supertunias and Superbenas, give you tips on growing all of them successfully, then link to fun design ideas at the end. Let’s get started!

 

Patterned Superbells®

Superbells® Doublette Love SweptSuperbells®
Holy Cow
Superbells®
Lemon Slice®

Superbells®
Evening Star

Superbells®
Cardinal Star 

Superbells®
Morning Star

If eye candy is what you’re after, you’ll find our patterned Superbells calibrachoa have it in spades. Their naturally full shape, spring to fall bloom, self-cleaning flowers and attractiveness to pollinators makes them some of the most popular plants we offer.

How to grow Superbells:

  • Blooms best in full sun (6+ hours per day) but will grow in part sun (4-6 hours).
  • Let the soil dry out a little between waterings. Superbells despise soggy soil.
  • Feed with water soluble plant food every third time you water.
  • Grows best in containers and hanging baskets; not recommended for in-ground planting.
  • Height: 6-12” Spread: 12-24”
  • Read more about growing Superbells.

 

Patterned Supertunia®

 


Supertunia®
Lovie Dovie
Supertunia®
Picasso in Purple®
Supertunia Mini Vista
Violet Star

For unbeatable flower power without deadheading and season-long garden performance, it’s Supertunia petunias all the way. Use them to create broad sweeps of color in your landscape or to add wow power to your hanging baskets, window boxes and patio containers.

How to grow Supertunia:

  • Blooms best in full sun (6+ hours per day) but will grow in part sun (4-6 hours).
  • Provide consistent moisture and don’t let them dry out to the point of wilting.
  • Feed with water soluble plant food every third time you water.
  • Grows well in containers and landscapes; provide well-drained soil.
  • Height: 6-12” Spread: 18-24”
  • Read more about growing Supertunia.

 

Patterned Superbena®

 
Superbena®
Stormburst
Superbena Royale®
Cherryburst

Superbena Sparkling®
Amethyst

 

Whether you’re looking for a colorful flowering groundcover or a fun “spiller” for your hanging baskets and patio containers, there’s a Superbena verbena for you. Their robust size, self-cleaning flowers and exceptional resistance to powdery mildew make them outstanding in their class.

 

How to grow Superbena:

  • Blooms best in full sun (6+ hours per day) but will grow in part sun (4-6 hours).
  • Let the soil dry out a little between waterings. Superbena can handle somewhat drier soils.
  • In containers, feed every two weeks with water soluble plant food. In landscapes, incorporate continuous release plant food into the soil at planting time.
  • Grows well in containers and landscapes; provide well-drained soil.
  • Height: 6-12” Spread: 18-30”
  • Read more about growing Superbena.

 

 

 Pure Harmony Recipe

Ready to learn how to design dynamic container recipes using patterned flowers? Find 5 design tips here.

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